Cambrian Explosion, 17 May 1965

Scope and Content

Correspondence concerning: the Cambrian Disaster Fund; letters to/from individuals who assisted the National Coal Board at the time of the explosion; notes on statutory requirements; reports; list of witnesses to be called for a public inquiry into the incident; plans; log of events in the immediate aftermath of the incident, compiled by the Production Department; fatal accident scheme claims (giving name, address and amount of benefit paid to dependents of those killed in the disaster); note on inquest proceedings held at Tonypandy on 19 May 1965 on the fatal casualties; draft of a letter sent by the chairman of the National Coal Board to the next of kin of those killed in the disaster; funeral arrangements of those who died in the Cambrian Explosion; and a list of fatalities giving their names, addresses and ages.

Custodial History

Previous reference number: DNCB/67/4/11

Related Material

See DX399/4 for a booklet outlining the Cambrian Colliery Disaster Fund, Trust Deed and Scheme. See DNCB/6/1/2/8 for further National Coal Board files concerning the disaster.